Chief Risk Officer - Digital Bank Chief Risk Officer - Digital Bank …

McGregor Boyall
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Apr 21
Competitive
McGregor Boyall
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Apr 21
Competitive
Posted by:
Puja Engineer • Recruiter
Posted by:
Puja Engineer
Recruiter
Our client, is a newly created challenger Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking a CRO for their newly founded Digital Bank venture. They require an experienced Senior Risk professional with experience in Retail and SME Risk and who ideally has a keen interest and/or experience in digital space to join their leadership team.

The position will involve:

  • Reporting to the CEO the CRO will build and lead a highly collaborative and proactive risk function factoring in the complex technology environment 
  • Develop/Manage the overall direction of risk management and risk activities within SME / Retail with a strong focus on analytics
  • Responsible in the setting of risk appetite, risk tolerance, and mitigation strategies
  • Keeping updated on latest technology changes such as data analytics and artificial intelligence that can be applied to risk management
  • Manage the development and implementation of risk management policies, including policies related to credit management, cyber security, customer due diligence, outsourcing / vendors, business continuity, fraud, contracts, operation and compliance
  • Provide Risk direction and expertise to CEO and Business management team through participation as a member or chair of risk and related committees  
  • Establish & maintain strong, transparent relationships with auditors and regulators 

We are looking for:

  • A strong preference will be for someone who has the expertise of setting up digital initiatives within banking from a risk perspective and experience in operational execution
  • At least 15 years of banking experience, within the Retail Banking and/or SME risk space
  • Experience in Retail and SME Credit and knowledge of its risks embedded and impact, experience in Decision making through data analytics
  • CFA, FRM and other professional qualifications preferred
  • Creativity and comfortable with ‘blank sheet of paper’ assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively network within the industry and the overall business
  • Must have high ethical standards, credibility and a commitment to best practices
  • Strong leadership and management skills to successfully motivate, coach and develop team members
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